Novel use of fibrin glue in the treatment of conjunctivochalasis

Elliott Brodbaker, Irit Bahar, Allan R. Slomovic

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report on the novel use of fibrin glue in the treatment of conjunctival resection for conjunctivochalasis. METHODS: A 78-year-old woman with bilateral, symptomatic conjunctivochalasis had a conjunctival resection by using fibrin glue, as a suture substitute, to attach the conjunctiva. RESULTS: The use of fibrin glue facilitated the surgical procedure, was well tolerated by the patient, and produced excellent results with relief of symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: The use of fibrin glue during the conjunctival resection was effective in simplifying the procedure and theoretically decreased the risk of suture-related complications and the postoperative irritation related to the presence of sutures in situ.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)950-952
Number of pages3
JournalCornea
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Conjunctival resection
  • Conjunctivochalasis
  • Fibrin glue
  • Tisseel

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